Yu Jin felt awkward approaching for a chat.
In the end, he reluctantly immersed himself in work.

When Shu Shuishui and Gu Langu finished their meal, Nan Feng, who had come to tidy up the table, suggested that they come up with a name for the valley.
If everything went as planned, they would be settling in the valley for the long term, and having a distinctive name would aid in future development and foster a sense of belonging and community.

This was clearly Nan Ge’s idea and also signaled that he was ready to show his strength and establish a foothold on Cang Zhan Star.
They couldn’t casually refer to it as “Gu Langu’s Base.”


On Cang Zhan Star, most people had very straightforward goals: survive.
So, when they lacked power, few would indulge in fantasies or get overly passionate, like naming their base and provoking hostility.
Instead, everyone was simple and straightforward, usually naming their base after the leader.
After all, they all lived on the edge, coming and going, with no strong sense of belonging.
If they didn’t like a particular base, they would just move to another one.

Gradually, an unwritten rule emerged on the desolate planet.
Besides the large bases with defined zones, such as safety zones, Area A, Area B, etc., only those who intended to establish their own faction and were prepared to carve a slice of the complex web of interests would give their base an official name.

Once a name was established, people who joined it would find it difficult to leave, and the bases would be in a state of mutual responsibility and interdependence.
Therefore, in the resource-scarce, harsh environment of Cang Zhan Star, creating such a base was truly not an easy task.

However, it happened to be quite fortunate that in the current valley, there was the powerful Gu Langu, who discouraged anyone from causing trouble, along with a treasure trove and the fortunate individual, Shu Shuishui.
Add to that a few months of harmonious coexistence, and no one opposed the idea of formalizing the base’s name.

As for choosing a name, it was naturally entrusted to Shu Shuishui and Gu Langu, as they were the core founders of this base.

“My brother says there’s no rush.
Take your time to think, and we’ll have an answer during dinner,” Nan Feng said with an overflowing smile.
He was clearly looking forward to this new name, even though it wouldn’t bring any substantial changes.
However, the mere formality of it all filled people with excitement.

Nan Feng departed, leaving behind two slightly stuffed individuals who strolled around the lake in circles.
They attracted numerous curious glances along the way.
After all, although they had heard about Shu Shuishui’s remarkable transformation, witnessing it with their own eyes still felt unbelievable, and curiosity was inevitable.

As everyone was quite far apart, Shu Shuishui didn’t mind.
There were several small boats moored by the lake, and it was clear they were newly made.
Gu Langu and Shu Shuishui got on one of the boats and headed toward the center of the lake.

Shu Shuishui took out a fishing rod from his spiritual storage, preparing to chat while solving lunch.
However, when he pulled out his once beloved mini fishing rod and a small tea cup, he hesitated for a moment and eventually put them back.

Gu Langu spoke up beside him, “Shui Shui, whether you turn into a mouse or anything else, it’s all handsome.
I like them all.”

Shu Shuishui’s eyes lit up.
“Really? Do I look handsome when I’m a mouse?”

Gu Langu nodded earnestly.

In Shu Shuishui’s eyes, Gu Langu didn’t lie, so he naturally believed him.
He then shrank his body, leaving a pile of clothes in the small wooden boat.
Under the clothes, there was a small bag, and he fumbled around inside, successfully wrapping himself up in it.

Gu Langu reached over and retrieved Shu Shuishui from the sleeve of his clothing.

The furry Shu Shuishui had generated a bit of static electricity, causing his fur to stand up a little.
Gu Langu tried to pat him, but it didn’t work.
Shu Shuishui immediately ran to the side of the boat, with his tail hooked onto the side, using his little paws to splash water, pretending to wet his fur while explaining, “It’s just static electricity, which makes me look a bit chubby.
Although I’m not 1.8 meters tall as a mouse, I’ve gained around 0.3 millimeters in length, which is considered having long legs among mice…”


As he explained, he placed his small fishing rod on the boat.

As his explanation ended, Gu Langu’s fingers were already on his forehead, and he gently scratched him.
Shu Shuishui immediately collapsed on the boat, squinting his big eyes, all four paws sprawled out, looking extremely comfortable.

It had been a long time since Gu Langu had petted a mouse.
Since Shu Shuishui transformed into a human, he rarely turned into a mouse.
Although the human Shu Shuishui wasn’t 1.8 meters tall, he still had a strong desire to maintain his image of having long legs.
But now, it seemed that Shu Shuishui felt more comfortable in his mouse form, more accustomed to it, and more relaxed.
At least Gu Langu hadn’t managed to make the human Shu Shuishui collapse like this.

“Gu Gu, what do you think we should name the base? Little…” Shu Shuishui paused, seemingly finding that names like “Little Base” or “Tiny Base” didn’t sound quite right.

Gu Langu’s finger tapped lightly, and when he saw Shu Shuishui didn’t continue, he breathed a sigh of relief.
“Let’s call it ‘Shui Jing Gong1Crystal palace‘”

Shu Shuishui’s small ears perked up.
“Why ‘Shui Jing Gong’?”

Gu Langu replied, “It sounds nice.”

Shu Shuishui smiled.
“Oh, if Gu Gu likes it, then it’s settled.
It will be the Shui Jing Gong!”

As for the name Shui Jing Gong, “Gong” represented a dwelling place, “Jing” referred to three days, and “Shui” naturally represented Shu Shuishui.
So, when you reversed it, Gu Langu truly found it sounded beautiful.

“Gu Gu, I had so many dreams last night.
I missed you so much, all night long.”

“I missed Shui Shui too,” he thought for nine thousand years.

1Crystal palace

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